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What Do Copyright Laws Protect?

The world of intellectual property is vast. Most people have heard of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, but the details are kind of fuzzy. And many folks lump all of those protections together. So, let’s clarify... more »
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Working Overtime

During busy seasons and in recent times where there have been employment shortages, navigating how to handle overtime has been an issue that many business owners are having to tackle with a fair amount of... more »

Decency

FIRST AMENDMENT The First Amendment is a cornerstone of American law and jurisprudence. It is most certainly one of the laws that distinguishes our country from others. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of expression, among... more »
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Rights of Publicity

It has been a trend for years; however, it seems when something of historical significance happens, there is an uptick in products created with public figures’ likenesses. Rights of publicity are an intellectual property right... more »

Safe Work Environments in a Pandemic World

For the foreseeable future we have a new norm in the industry — it is called living safely in a pandemic world. There are specific guidelines that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued to... more »
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Mask Up

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the gift and retail industry has been thrust into a sort of twilight zone of operation. The ever-delicate balance of wanting to be open to customers and wanting to protect... more »
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6 Tips to Get Your Social Media in Tip Top Legal Shape

Social media is not an option if you own a business in this modern day and age. It has become a way in which we connect with our customer and potential customers both for advertising... more »
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Teamwork Makes the Retail Dream Work

Retail is a tough business, but it is not without its rewards. Often retail businesses are begun by one or two owners, however as those establishments grow, a need to form a team emerges. With... more »

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